Are You A Breast Guy Or A Butt Guy? Here’s What Your Preference Says About You
Are you a breast man? Butt man? Or do legs drive you wild? Your preference is about more than whether you had a Heather Locklear or Pamela Anderson poster above your bed as a teenager. In fact, whether you appreciate an hourglass figure, smoldering eyes, or humble breasts can give you hidden clues about your relationship style—and hers. Here is what your preferences say about you.
Their hidden meaning: You’re probably thinking of how her eyes say “I want you.” But subconsciously, you’re thinking about babies. Men with blue eyes are more likely to be attracted to women with blue eyes, a recent study found. Why: Down the line, eye colour can serve as a simple paternity test, the researchers believe, when you make sure your child has blue eyes, too. It’s an evolutionary tactic to ensure she’s continuing your family line, and not some brown-eyed loser’s.
Your stealth flirtation strategy: Once you catch her looking at you from across the bar, maintain eye contact for a moment longer than you would normally. If she holds your gaze it’s a good indicator she’s down for a drink.
Their hidden meaning: If you like smaller breasts, you may be more likely to settle down. When men were shown pictures of breasts in five sizes ranging from small to extra large, researchers found that men who preferred larger breasts also had lax attitudes toward sex and favoured short-term commitment. Researchers believe it’s because while almost all men think bigger breasts are attractive, committed guys are focused on traits that are important in the long run like personality and parenting skills.
The right way to caress her: Large breasts are less sensitive than smaller breasts, so touch smaller breasts more gently. And while some women love attention up top, others don’t—so mind her mmms and aahs, and then head toward the moans.
Their hidden meaning: When researchers tracked the eye-movements of men looking at photos of women, they found the majority of men looked to the torso first when judging the attractiveness of a woman. The reason: Subconsciously, you’re seeing if she’ll make a good mom; women who have a slim waist but larger hips are less susceptible to disease and have less difficulty conceiving. Avoid saying you like one body part specifically—she’ll wonder why you don’t like them all. (Yeah, women are weird this way.) Instead, go with something general like “Your body turns me on so much.”
Her Body—And Only Her Body
The hidden meaning: If you’re more concerned with her shape than her face, you’re not thinking about settling down. (Surprise!) OK, so you don’t need research to tell you that one. But a recent study confirmed when told to consider a woman for a short-term relationship 51 percent of men checked out her shape but only 25 percent looked at her body first when told to consider her for a long-term stint. If you looking for a one night stand, spot a girl who’s down for a quick fling by looking for someone who’s clearly out to have fun. She might do something outrageous like dirty dance with a friend and look around the room to see if you’re watching. When you’re ready to leave, suggest going to her apartment instead of yours. She’ll feel safer and you can duck out when the time comes.
The hidden meaning: If your buddies are drooling at the waitress but you’re just asking about the wings, that’s a sign you’re happy with your relationship. According to a recent study, men who were shown pictures of an attractive woman and then asked to write an essay about their significant other actually suppressed thoughts about the photos because they were thinking about their woman.
Strengthen your bond: People who know how much their partners appreciate them are more satisfied with their relationship, according to a University of North Carolina study. Keep the relationship strong by thinking of the top 10 things you love about her from her dirty sense of humour to her willingness to help out an elderly neighbour. Then, every time she cracks a joke or bakes Mrs. Smith a casserole, remind her how much you love that trait.
Originally published on menshealth.com